Draft Zone: 6th Ranked Tight End – Vikings Kyle Rudolph

The Minnesota Vikings Kyle Rudolph is the 6th ranked running back in this year’s 2013 fantasy draft standings. With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 81, Rudolph is likely to be taken in the 7th round of most 12-team fantasy formats.

The fact that Rudolph has an ADP of 81 speaks to the dismal state of affairs for tight ends this year in the National Football League. Rudolph has a nose for the end zone, but he is also wildly inconsistent from a fantasy point of view. Your team is fine in the games when Rudolph catches a touchdown, but when he doesn’t, you basically get nothing from him.

Rudolph caught 9 touchdown passes in 2012, but managed only 493 yards. He had three games where he posted ZERO fantasy points and seven games where he scored TWO or FEWER fantasy points.

The 2013 season is likely to be a repeat of the 2012 season. Wise fantasy owners wouldn’t look his way any time before the 10th round, his 2 points or fewer is seven games makes him a fantasy liability.


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